Water Usage by Grower-Finisher Pigs Using Dry and Wet/Dry Feeders
For environmental and financial reasons, water conservation is a concern for intensive swine operations. Wet/dry feeders may provide potential water savings by replacing dry feeders. Water usage of both feeders was recorded for grower-finisher swine. Wet/dry feeders reduced volume of slurry by 29% and water disappearance by 34%. This decreases the storage, transport and water usage costs.